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Appearances Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising and Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Specialty Extra movement, fast CO gauge
Affiliation Black Hole
CO power Sideslip
Super CO power Sidewinder
Power Meter AdWar-Sml.pngAdWar-Sml.pngAdWar-Med.pngAdWar-Med.pngAdWar-Med.png
Hits His Face
Misses Dirty Things

Adder (Japanese: スネーク, Snake) is a Black Hole CO. He vanishes after the events of Advance Wars 2.

General Information

First appearing in Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, he is ordered to take Yellow Comet. He is ranked higher than Flak and Lash, though is below Hawke. He has made great enemies with Sensei and Grit. He never appears in the Advance Wars: Dual Strike storyline, but he can be bought after you complete the game.


Adder tends to refer to himself as a tactical genius and often insults his foes and underlings. He only shows any amount of respect for Hawke and Sturm, both of whom are above him in the Black Hole army. Adder also has a habit of saying "heh heh heh" and making up pathetic excuses for losing battles, such as blaming the weather. Adder seems to really get along well with Koal, despite the two COs never meeting each other in the Advance Wars: Dual Strike campaign.

CO Abilities

Like Andy, Adder has absolutely no strengths, nor weaknesses. However, he is known alongside with Koal, Sonja, and Hachi to have one of the shortest CO Meters in the game.

CO power

Sideslip - All of Adder's units gain +1 movement. In Dual Strike, all of his Units also gain 10% firepower and defense bonus.

Super CO power

Sidewinder - All of Adder's units gain +2 movement. In Dual Strike, all of his Units also gain 10% firepower and defense bonus.

Tag Breaks

Adder has Tag Breaks with the following COs:

  • Koal, 110%, "Creepy Crawly" (1 star).
  • Lash, 105% - Only Adder gets the extra 5%.
  • Hawke, 105% - Only Adder gets the extra 5%.
  • Flak, 105%


Adder's exceptionally small CO Power cost (only 2 stars) makes it easy to spam. When using Adder, you can trick the opponent psychologically and have them constantly playing it safe, since they have no idea whether you are going to use your CO Power immediately or wait to use your Super CO Power.

However, due to the lack of a day to day ability, Adder is generally considered one of the weaker COs in the series. Despite frequent access to his CO and Super CO Power, the lack of a firepower or defense boost means that he can struggle to effectively capitalize off the movement increases granted. Adder struggles to approach COs with increased firepower and especially increased defense.


Black Hole Rising


"The look of terror on your face... It's absolutely delicious!"

"Heh heh heh... I'm going to enjoy breaking you!"

"Heh heh heh... Can't a guy have a little fun!?"

"Heh heh heh... It only hurts for a moment."

"A battle with me is a greater honor than you deserve!"

"Heh heh heh... Kneel before Adder!"


"Heh heh heh... What did you expect?"

Dual Strike


"Hee hee hee... This is gonna be good."

"I want a turn, too!"


"Hee hee. Your skills are laughable!"

"It's already too late for you!"

"Let me hear your last words!"

"Check out my new and improved powers!"

"Wriggle worm... wriggle!"

"My venom courses through your veins!"


(With Koal)

Koal: "Heh heh heh... Other COs are soft..."
Adder: "Heh heh heh... Like cotton candy."

Koal: "Heh heh heh... Hold nothing back!"
Adder: "Heh he... Hmm. Odd. That is my motto, too."

Adder: "Heh heh heh... What a pair we make!"
Koal: "Heh heh heh... Like water and fish."

Adder: "Heh heh heh... All we have to do is win."
Koal: "Heh heh heh... I couldn't agree more."



  • In AWDS it's unknown why only Adder gets 5% offence when tagging with Lash and Hawke
    • Possibly it's due to error coding or the developers forget to add the bonus 5% to Lash and Hawke.



NDS Advance Wars Dual Strike Adder's Theme (Extended Edition)

Adder's Theme

COs of Wars World
Orange Star: AndyMaxSamiNellHachiJakeRachel
Blue Moon: OlafGritColinSasha
Green Earth: EagleDrakeJessJavier
Yellow Comet: KanbeiSonjaSenseiGrimm
Black Hole: FlakLashAdderHawkeSturm
JuggerKoalKindleVon Bolt
Black Hole
COs: Adder | Clone Andy | Flak | Hawke | Jugger | Kindle | Koal | Lash | Sturm | Von Bolt
Bolt Guard: Jugger | Kindle | Koal | Von Bolt
Black Hole Technology: Oozium 238